Wisconsin workers show the way! by Jay Knott (02/27/11) ⇌ (Irony)
This poster tries to link the pathetic, whining protests of American workers with the heroic uprising in Egypt. A few days after this day of rage', a protest in London turned into a riot, with banks smashed up, posh food stores looted, and police retreating under hails of missiles. That is something that can really be compared with the Middle East.
The term 'sleeping giant' is frequently used by class struggle militants in Europe and the Middle East to describe the pathetic, groveling state of the American proletariat, hoping against hope that they'll see their interests as being just a tad different to those of their employers
Potentially the most powerful group of people in the world, they kiss their bosses' asses, even when supposedly involved in a struggle
Much is being made of the ritualized conflict between state employees and their employer in Wisconsin
"United we bargain, divided we beg"
It used to be "United we stand, divided we fall". 'Bargaining' isn't quite the same as forcing your enemy to submit. Call me old-fashioned, but that's what the working class needs to do.
Attempts by the American left to make analogies between the losers in Madison and the uprisings in the Middle East are embarassing
Compare this story about Indian workers' reaction to getting fired:
Bristol really shows the way
by Jay Knott:
Even in sleepy Bristol in the west of England, resistance is greater than in the whole of the USA put together: